Selected for 16
On this day in 1891, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show played to a packed house in a huge market hall in Glasgow's East End. Several
Native Americans were amongst the cast re-enacting episodes from the recent past. After innumerable broken promises, the indiscriminate
destruction of their eco-system and inevitable defeat in battle, many tribesmen and women preferred life on the road to life
on the reservation. Burns had some sympathy for 'noble savages' and 'redskins'. Bareback riding, lassooing and other feats
of horsemanship distinguished Buffalo Bill's extravaganza. In today's selection poor Burns is having trouble even getting
his mount shod.